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Record Number: 15216


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Extract from schoolmaster's journal: G.B., aged 30: 'on his admission, began by repeating several of the Psalms; he then commenced the gospel of St John, and repeated a chapter everyday till it was finished, when he was taken off to do some prison work, but subsequently resumed, and continuously repeating a chapter, sometimes two, of other portions daily. The schoolmaster thinks this man will have committed to memory the whole of the New Testament before the termination of his imprisonment, and there are, at present in the gaol, he asserts, five others who have nearly accomplished the same task.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1845 and 31 Dec 1845

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: Reading Gaol
other location: in his cell

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

G.B.

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

prisoner

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
prison issue


Source Information:

Record ID:

15216

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain, I. Home District, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIII), p. 46,

Citation:

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain, I. Home District, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIII), p. 46, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15216, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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